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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sketchcrawl 26 - Macquarie St

A really great sketchcrawl today – 14 people and we explored the most important and historic street in Sydney on a gloriously warm (but not hot) summers day!!
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_01 Early Morning
started earlier than normal but just had to do a few quick sketches to start my day
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_02 St Marys
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I decided that I wanted to get into the city early and to take 45mins to do a building sketch – a slow down (rather than a warm up)
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_03 Meeting Cafe
We met up at a cafĂ© which was a great way to start a sketchcrawl – food and drink, chatting and most people got sketching straight away!!

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BTW this was a good earl grey tea (not that you care- I know...)
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_04 Barracks
The Hyde Park Barracks is the first refined building to be built in Australia. I have been reading some architectural history in preparation for today – so added some notes down the side.
I had the strangest shaky hand at this time – look at my linework. At work I nromally draw the wobbly architectural lines but this was me trying to draw straight. Don’t know what caused it as I felt calm – just my hand was shaking! Weird!

100227 Sketchcrawl 20_05 St James
Next, another important building by Francis Greenway – my hand was back to normal now – I would love to go back and sketch some more...
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100227 Sketchcrawl 20_06 Lunch
Lunch and another earl grey – sketching is tiring work!

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Group photo - 2 missing from this - Rayni and James - I took the first one hence the insert
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Sketchbook group photo!
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_07 Hospital Courtyard
A few more looser sketches (starting to get tired) from the hospital courtyard – there is so much to sketch in this part of town.
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_08 Afternoon Tea
Back at T2 Tearoom Macquarie Centre on my way home
100227 Sketchcrawl 20_09 Map
Map summarising the day... Wow this is my most productive sketchcrawl – and in fact I am still buzzing from it!

11 comments:

  1. Y'all had a great Sketch Crawl already, and I'm just getting up and getting dressed to go Crawl in about 30 minutes! It's only 8 a.m. Saturday, here! Now I'm a little more inspired by seeing what you did!
    We've met at coffee shops, restaurants, etc. previously. Trying a library downtown this time. Hope we get a group this time!

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  2. You certainly had a busy day! Looks like a wonderful group and great weather. I love all the pics.

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  3. What a delightful post, as always! I am getting ready to go to a sketchcrawl today here in the PNW.

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  4. Wonderful sketches! It's odd to think your sketchcrawl is over when my day is still going! Lovely work.

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  5. Wow! You got so much done and it's all so interesting and lovely! nancy

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  6. Fabulous!!!! And it looks like so much fun indeed :) I really wish that I could do something like that someday, but I guess first I need to get rid of this fear of drawing in public.
    I really like the sketches, they are all amazing ^^

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  7. Everyone looks like they had a wonderful time! And you got so many great sketches out of it.

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  8. That looked like a lot of fun!

    Wonderful drawings!

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  9. I am so amazed at how much you can pack in a day's worth of sketching, Liz! They are so fluid, as if you captured the scene in mere minutes. What a wonderful day you must have all had!

    -Krista Meister
    www.kristameister.com

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  10. Wonderful post and a very successful sketchcrawl! Love all your sketches! Maybe that shaking and the buzz you feel are related to all your tea?? :0

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  11. What an awesomely productive day you managed. Thxs for sharing.

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